When someone has fortitude it means that they have emotional power or reserves and the ability to withstand adversity. People who have fortitude are described in an admiring way for their courage and this word comes from the Latin word fortitudo, meaning ‘strength.’. We spoke to UK singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and musician Lemar Wallace-Clarke about his new EP and what ‘Fortitude means to him.
What was it like making the transition from your debut EP ‘A King Without A Throne to ‘Fortitude’?
Writing and releasing ‘A King Without A Throne’ was a huge lesson. The whole process taught me a lot about myself and what people expect from me as an artist. So the transition was much smother than my first release. I’m simply using the lessons learnt and applying them as I go along.
What is your go to song on the EP?
I love the intro as I feel it’s the epitome of the vibe I was going for. Hopefully it will get the listener thinking about the things they like and the person they inspire to be. With my music I want to encourage forward thinking and instill where possible that we are the creators of our own destiny.
What can people expect from the 6 songs?
The listener can expect diversity – I try to hit as many aspects of my personality whilst trying to ensure that all the tracks all have the same feel. Like my previous release you can expect good energy. In my day-today life I always try to see the positive side of things, it helps me to stay focused and relaxed. The songs have been put together and specifically picked to hopefully put you in the perfect mindset to achieve your goals.
What does the word ‘Fortitude’ mean to you?
Well the meaning of fortitude is getting to your goal regardless of any adversity that may get in your way. What that means to me is music, music is my fortitude, my super power, my strength. It’s my way of breaking down any barriers in life. I have gained and grown so much as an artist, I just want to continue on this journey and see where it takes me.
‘Fortitude’ is available to purchase from Apple Music and stream via all major digital outlets.
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